1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be victims of Domestic Abuse. It can be: Mental - Emotional - Sexual - Financial control - Bullying - Isolation - Harassment - Forced marriage - Honour based violence.
Basildon Council have a partnership with Victim Support help for victims in Essex who can be contacted for advice and assistance on 0845 456 5995.
Changing Pathways can also be contacted on 01268 729707 for additional help and information.
Alternatively, you can contact members of Basildon Council's Homelessness Team on 01268 533333. Members of this team have a great deal of experience in dealing with Domestic Violence and will deal with all calls in total confidence.
The following information and guidance is in line with recommendations made by Changing Pathways and Essex Police.
All of the above Women's Aid Centres offer temporary accommodation, housing and legal advice, counselling, play work with children and 24 hour call service.
Basildon Council Homelessness Advice - 01268 533333
Social Services in Basildon - 0345 603 7630
General Counselling Service
Relate 01268 286888
Victim Support 01268 273703
MANKIND - Support for male victims 01822 334244
South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) 01375 380609
NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 500
The Samaritans 0845 790 9090